Programme

*The timing is subject to a slight change. All details TBC by 20th October.
Day 1
Friday 27th
October
[ROOM: Fellows’ Dining Room, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford]

8:45 Registration
9:15 Acknowledgements
9:20 Self-Introduction by the participants and discussants


9:30 Introduction talk by the workshop organiser
“The Anthropogenic Knowledge and Practice without Supremacy: Perspectives from Japanese Studies”
Eiko Honda, St Antony’s College / Faculty of History, University of Oxford.


9:50 Panel I: Material Cultures of Nature [20min each, 30min discussion]
“Scientific Gaze, Consumer Gaze: Natural History and Commodification of Nature from Snow to Mount Fuji”
Mateja Kovacic, the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield.

“Crafting Ecologies: Exploring Japanese Bamboo Weaving as a Conduit between Knowledge and Practice”
Jo McCallum, Digital Craft, University of the Arts London.

“Putting together Bricolage and Thusness: An imaginary dialogue between Lévi-Strauss and Yanagi Soetsu”
Camille Sineau, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen.


11:20 Break – Tea & Coffee


11:40 Panel II: Communities and (Post)Colonialism [20min each, 30min discussion]
“Can Cittaslow help? Resilience of Shrinking Rural Communities in Japan”
Heuishilja Chang, Oriel College / Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.

“The ‘Development’ of Hokkaido and Social Perceptions of the Natural Environment”
Pia Jolliffe, Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford.

“Trans-Pacific Floating City Projects since the 1960s. How Oceanic Colonization Intensifies Economic and Scientific Connections between Japan, Oceania, and North America”
Stefan Huebner, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.


13:10 Lunch


14:00 Keynote Lecture
TITLE TBC
Sho Konishi, Associate Professor in Modern Japanese History, Faculty of History and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford.


15:00 Panel III: The Politics of Farming [20min each]
“Thinking through Oysters in an age of Uncertainty: Ecological Crisis and Aquaculture Practices in Japan”
Mariko Yoshida, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

“Autumn Salmon | Art as Sensory Geographic Research
Eiko Soga, Hertford College / Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies, University of Oxford.

“Yamashiro Tomoe and the ‘Practice’ of Democracy in Post-war Hiroshima’s Agrarian Communities”
Chiara Comastri, Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies (2016/2017), University of Oxford.


16:00 [ROOM MOVE to DARHENDORF, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford]
Break – Tea & Coffee


16:20 Panel III: The Politics of Farming — Discussion [30min discussion]


16:50 Panel IV: Artistic Interventions and Imagined Futures [20min each, 30min discussion]
“Radical Imaginaries in Fukushima”
Jason Waite, Christ Church / Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

“Photographic Prophecies: On Kazuma Obara’s Exposure”
Philippe Depairon, Department of History, Université de Montréal.

“Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Artful Farming and the Undoing of Desertifications”
Line Marie Thorsen, History of Art, Aarhus University.

18:20 The end of Day 1


Day 2 Saturday 28th October
[ROOM: Fellows’ Dining Room, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford]

9:30 Panel V: Cultures and Practice of Environmental Law, Policy, and Education [20min each, 40min discussion]
“Tsunami, Typhoons and Total War: Mobilizing Japan against Human and Natural Enemies in the 1930s”
Julia Mariko Jacoby, Freiburg University and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

“Practices of Nature Conservation and Environmental Law: The Lessons (not) Learned from Japan”
Julius Weitzdoerfer & Tatsuya Amano, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge.

“Terra Incognita: Engaging Environmental Legal Education Beyond Its Home Discipline in Post-Fukushima Japan”
Isabelle Giraudou, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Tokyo.


11:00 Break – Tea & Coffee


11:15 KNOWLEDGE & PRACTICE — PRACTICALITIES
Introduction talk by the workshop organiser
TITLE TBC
Alice Freeman, Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies, University of Oxford.

11:25 TITLE TBC, Russell Beard, Environmental Journalist and Filmmaker, Al Jazeera.
12:45 TITLE TBC, Jenny White, Head of Visual Arts Programme, British Council.
12:05 Discussion


12:25 Reflections on the workshop by all presenters and discussants


13:10 Depart

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